Current Events Quiz, May 26, 2014
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House Republicans voted on Friday to amend the US National Defense Authorization Act to
force the Pentagon to continue spending on the outdated SR-71 and U2 spy plane programs, largely at the expense of drone programs.
prohibit the Pentagon from spending money on climate change-related issues or research.
eliminate spending for any program that uses electronics or other components produced in China.
expand funding for the controversial drone program.
Coordinated bomb attacks against a market and a bus station in _______ last week killed more than 200 people and are believed to be the work of the Boko Haram terrorist group.
Negotiations more than 10 years in the making culminated last week when the government of Russia and China reached agreement on
the construction of a new high-speed rail network connecting Moscow and Beijing.
the development of a new joint fighter defense program valued at $300 billion.
a joint defense agreement that would create a new alliance between the two countries.
a new oil and gas deal valued at $400 billion.
Russia and China last week vetoed a United Nations Security Council measure that would have addressed the ongoing crisis in Syria by
referring the crisis to the International Criminal Court, where possible war crimes would be tried.
expanding funding for Syrian refugees through the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.
imposing extensive sanctions on the regime of Bashar al-Assad.
authorizing the use of force against the regime of Bashar al-Assad.
Russian President Vladimir Putin last week announced his country would respect the results of Sunday’s presidential election in
In local elections in Great Britain last week, the _______ Party, which advocates a strict anti-immigration platform and expresses a sharp degree of skepticism about the European Union, performed extremely well, picking up more than 160 seats.
An attack by Islamic militants associated with the Al-Shabab movement against _______ resulted in at least 10 deaths over the weekend.
the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya
the Somali Parliament building in Mogadishu
Camp Lemonnier, the US Naval Expeditionary Base in Djibouti
the British Embassy in Cairo, Egypt
A judge in New York sentenced Alfonso Portillo to almost six years in jail for corruption and money laundering. What made the case against Portillo unusual?
Portillo is a British national, and it’s the first time a British national has been tried in an American court.
Portillo was a general in the Brazilian military when he was arrested, and it’s unusual for a military officer to face criminal charges in a third country.
Portillo was the Argentinian Ambassador to the United Nations when he was arrested, and it’s unusual for a sitting ambassador to face criminal charges in a third country.
Portillo is the former President of Guatemala, and it’s unusual for a former head of state to face trial in another country.
A military coup in _____ last week saw the country’s military depose embattled Prime Minister Yingluck Sinawatra and seize control of the nation.
The United States accused China of engaging in cyber-espionage last week. What did the US government assert the difference between Chinese and American spy programs?
China’s programs are directed primarily against US companies for the benefit of Chinese firms, while American programs are directed against the Chinese government for national security purposes.
American programs are directed primarily against the Chinese military, while Chinese programs are directed primarily against the civilian US government.
China’s programs are directed primarily against the US military, while American programs are directed primarily against the civilian Chinese government.
American programs are directed primarily against Chinese companies for the benefit of American firms, while Chinese programs are directed against the US government for national security purposes.
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